Four car pile-up in Geneva County claims the life of a Florida woman

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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — On Wednesday, a crash that involved four vehicles occurred on State Highway 167, one mile south of the Hartford city limits claimed the life of a Florida woman.

According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Barbara Joyce Spears, 70, of Westville, Florida was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala and was stopped in a construction zone while in traffic.

Spears’ Impala was hit from behind by a 2013 GMC Sierra that an Alabama juvenile was driving.

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The impact forced Spears’ Impala into the back end of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Richard Stephen Cooks, 30, of Elba. This forced Cooks’ Silverado to crash into the rear end of a 2010 Cadillac Escalade driven by Richard Lee Byers, 55, of Panama City.

The series of collisions resulted in fatal injuries to Spears, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Nothing further is available as troopers with ALEA Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate the incident.

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